The first day of the Baltic Sea Festival revolves around art, the power of water, and the role of man. Inherited stories of floods can be found across the world, and as far back as thousands of years ago. Of all the musical settings, Benjamin Britten’s is one of the best loved and most played. Here, we unite children and adults, professional and amateur musicians, in a beloved dramatisation of the Bible’s story about Noah who saves people and animals from a great natural disaster. Tonight’s conversation live-streamed from Copenhagen, we meet the musician and journalist Nikolaj Koppel and music director Alan Gilbert.

Climate performance opera NeoArctic could not be more urgent. Following critically acclaimed tours to New York, London and Copenhagen, Hotel Pro Forma’s and the Latvian Radio Choir’s performance is coming to the Baltic Sea Festival.

Programme for Saturday August 24

  • Foyer Concert

    Upper Foyer, Berwaldhallen

  • Foyer Talk

    Upper Foyer, Berwaldhallen

  • Pre Concert talk

    Lower Foyer, Berwaldhallen

  • TALK – Alan Gilbert (US) and Nikolaj Koppel (DK)